Online activities enable Sudan’s women to work at home without jeopardising social expectations.
Women in Sudan have been resisting the controls placed on them for some time - by using their smart phones and social media to trade.
Mothers iron their daughters’ breasts as a way of preventing early marriage and keeping their daughters in school for longer.
Close to 4 million teenage girls are subjected to breast ironing worldwide. This harmful cultural practice, which is most prevalent in West and Central Africa, needs to stop.
Pastoralists rely on water tankers and aid in times of drought.
Changes in weather patterns have made life a great deal more precarious for pastoral communities.
Light pollution comes with numerous problems.
CDC/ James Gathany
Given the high burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, a partially effective vaccine is considered better than none.
For developing countries in Africa immunotherapy solutions is important given the high cost of cancer drugs.
Most cancer research has been done in Europe, there's minimal data on African populations.
Access to finance is consistently listed as the biggest obstacle for start-ups Africa.
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Some entrepreneurship support models work better than others. Governance and structure is key to their success, or failure.
Solar powered street lights in Kampala, Uganda.
Solar lights can help local governments drastically reduce their spending on electricity bills.
Millions of women in Africa spend long hours collecting water.
Any policies and interventions around water management can only really be successful if women are included.
Developing countries present an opportunity for agroecological innovations to help small-scale farmers.
Mosquito nets are often used where malaria is common.
The experience from African experts is vital in the search for new and better ways to control malaria.
Avoiding malaria could be as simple as "ABCD" if the proper care is taken.
Malaria detection campaign in the Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina-Faso) in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé.
Malaria is prevalent in developing countries. Epigenetics may be the key to finding its Achilles heel.
Illegal trade in wildlife has now moved onto social media.
Social media offers good conditions for wildlife trafficking to thrive.
Young people view agriculture more positively than often assumed.
Agriculture is well placed to provide employment for millions across the African continent.
Three species of immature mosquito: the common house mosquito, and the malaria vectors An. arabiensis and An. funestus.
Researchers are only beginning to understand the impact of pollution and increased temperatures on the biology of mosquitoes.
Cholera vaccines have been given to people in Beira after an outbreak following Cyclone Idai.
Cyclone Idai showed just how unprepared SADC is to respond to major natural disasters.
Diseases like cholera are among the many health crises Cyclone Idai has created.
In sub-Saharan Africa, upgrading water infrastructure requires substantial investment and a sustainable model.
Decision making on water infrastructure in peri-urban areas is challenging. But lessons have been learnt from a water project in Mozambique.
Th University of Nairobi. Universities in Kenya are struggling to keep afloat.
Kenya's once financially healthy universities are in financial straits.